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Do you want to pay for Zed’s Senate run? [With poll]

By johnboy 12 February 2013 29

It’s a bit of a poser, Zed Seselja intends to draw a front bench Legislative Assembly salary to the last possible moment while running for the Senate (assuming he gets up in the pre-selection).

Should the Canberra community be indulging him in this?

Zed mooching around the Assembly to election day

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ExpatUk 10:20 pm 12 Feb 13

Zed was elected to represent Canberran’s in the Assembly, not in his spare time while pursuing other interests.

The Assembly positions are funded as full-time positions by Canberra’s taxpayers for the purposes of representing them in the House of Assembly.

Once pre-selected, he needs to resign immediately so he gets replaced by another from his party, who will then pick up his baton.

Did not Zed state that he would resign if pre-selected?

LiberalTruth 6:57 pm 12 Feb 13

He should resign, simple as that. He lied to the people of Canberra, he lied to the members of the Liberal Party that supported him.

Zed and his brother in law Stephen Doyle along with that doyen of truth Tio Faulkner – (remember the time card affair that was hushed up in the party as those nasty Canberra Times people coming after us again, Zed stood up in Party meetings and said he took full responsibility, so what nothing happened to him) have been orchestrating this move since the last election.

Humphries removed himself from Management Committe meetings when Senate pre selection was being discussed, did Zed or any of the others that had a conflict of interest – NO they didn’t.

I hope the action taken by Gary Kent gets up and these clowns are thrown out of the party.

Jeremy Hanson – great choice, Katy seems worried already because he is a bit of a bulldog. Haerden up Katie.

Ghettosmurf87 1:25 pm 12 Feb 13

Matt_Watts said :

Legally entitled to remain as an MLA for now. If he wins preselection, he’d be allowed to remain as an MLA – legally – until he is officially nominated for the federal Senate seat (not for months, assuming no early election).

Correct.

Up until the time his nomination form is lodged by the registered officer of the party endorsing him for the federal election, he is perfectly within his rights to remain an MLA. At the hour of his nomination however, he must already have resigned his position.

Morally however, SHOULD he remain an MLA? Most will have their own opinions on that one.

Matt_Watts 12:55 pm 12 Feb 13

Alderney said :

I see two issues here, the moral and the legal.

Morally, he should vacate his MLA gig if he is pre-selected to the Senate.

Legally, what do the rules of the Assembly state?

If he is legally entitled to remain so be it.

Just further evidence of the lack of moral conviction in modern day politics.

It’s all about me, and let me tell you about it for a bit. Filibuster anyone?

Legally entitled to remain as an MLA for now. If he wins preselection, he’d be allowed to remain as an MLA – legally – until he is officially nominated for the federal Senate seat (not for months, assuming no early election).

VicePope 12:52 pm 12 Feb 13

Let me see. Zed has shown that he has no loyalty to his electorate when the soft pillow that is a guaranteed Senate spot beckons. What he lacks in loyalty is not made up for by added integrity, if the current holder of the soft pillow is to be believed. So he should pay his own way.
Or, people voted for Zed and he should stick around, as yet another backbench galoot in an assembly of drones until it is legally necessary for him to resign. If he resigns, he will likely be replaced by Val Jeffrey, a man whose public utterances suggest he will not add massively to the quality of the assembly. So he should stay.
Frankly, does anyone really care whether the worthy souls of Brindabella are one-fifth represented by a bloke who doesn’t want to be there or a bloke who a large part of the public didn’t want to be there when they voted a few months ago? But if he remains in the Assembly, it would be really nice if the Speaker and his own party shut him up if he ever tried to make a Senate election speech in the guise of something in the assembly.

enrique 12:45 pm 12 Feb 13

johnboy said :

Oh stop blubbing zed

=)

Good call.

Alright, alright, I see your point – I really was just stirring the pot 😉

Alderney 12:33 pm 12 Feb 13

I see two issues here, the moral and the legal.

Morally, he should vacate his MLA gig if he is pre-selected to the Senate.

Legally, what do the rules of the Assembly state?

If he is legally entitled to remain so be it.

Just further evidence of the lack of moral conviction in modern day politics.

It’s all about me, and let me tell you about it for a bit. Filibuster anyone?

enrique 12:18 pm 12 Feb 13

I’ve said it before… http://the-riotact.com/zed-messing-up-the-factions-with-his-push/94092

Why anyone in their right mind would want to be a politician is beyond me… FFS… no matter what these buggers do, good or bad, right or wrong, there is always someone that wants to crucify them!

Tall poppy syndrome is alive and well!

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